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4k video downloader won't launch in ubuntu 14.04

I have installed 4k Video Downloader on ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the program won't start. It appears on launcher but when I click on app it won't start. I install another software Unified Remote Server ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 totem video player show big play/pause icon on screen

After I updated my desktop to 14.04 totem or unity default video player show it's play/pause icon very big on the screen, and there is nothing in preferences that i can change it. any suggestions ? ...
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Choppy HD video playback with unity/gnome

I have been facing a video playback problem with ubuntu for a long time. Everytime I try to play a 720p/1080p video on my laptop, the performance is choppy with frames dropped every second or so. I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freeze after opening movie player [closed]

I have problem a problem with the Ubuntu's video player, every time when i go to open it,the system start to freezing but the mouse moving, I have reinstalling it but the problem has not solved. i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 locks screen without dimming during fullscreen video playing?

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday, and it appears that something has changed concerning how screen dimming works during fullscreen video playback. This problem does not occur during video ...
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youtube-dl list of videos problem

I downloaded the video from list using youtube-dl, but due to connectivity problem, I couldn't complete my download all the videos. Only 100 out of 200 videos were completed. After watching few ...
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video speed too low at ubuntu 14.04

I have just upgraded from ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04. Speed in loading, saving etc. is ok or better than in the old version. Video speed, however, is terribly low, just about 3 frames/second, no videos can ...
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VLC is loading a playlist when I double click to open a video file in nautilus

When I double click a video file in nautilus VLC opens a playlist with one video (the one I double clicked) in it. I then have to double click that video in the playlist to make it play. How can I ...
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FFMPEG Audio not recording

I'm having some issues recording sound with FFMPEG on Ubuntu. ffmpeg -v verbose -f x11grab -y -r 60 -s 1920x1080 -i :0.0 -vcodec mpeg4 -f alsa -i pulse -ar 44100 -acodec libmp3lame -ab 192k -ac 2 ...
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Video players don't show up properly in web browsers

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I've noticed that sites that play videos don't display properly. The video shows up distorted in both Firefox and Chromium Web browsers. My desktop PC has an ...
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Corrputed my Intel video drivers 12.04

I have a Lenovo W520 with nVidia Optimus and an Intel Sandybridge Mobile GT2+ (according to X log) on 12.04 and after installing bumblebee it was all working fine (apart from the nVidia card appearing ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04) High Quality .OGV conversion to either .AVI or .MP4

Unfortunately, none of the solutions found on this post helped: RELATED: Video converter: ogv to avi (or another more common format) I have a High Quality animation (specifically, from Diablo 3) on ...
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Ubuntu is not working properly with videos and DVDs

NOTE: Please lock this topic, a friend of mine found out I was installing the wrong Drivers, which is probably the reason why this didn't work in the first place. (before anyone says it, yes, I am an ...
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How to play DM2 videos on Ubuntu?

I'm having problems on trying play ".dm2" videos on Ubuntu 13.10. The only player that opens this files was SMPlayer, but without image and the sound is a mess... Any ideas ?!
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I can't watch youtube videos ubuntu 12.04

I had moved from xubuntu 12.04 to ubuntu. And now i can't watch youtube vides and nothing like that.The screen looks tinier and i only can see green red and yellow images .help please.
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how avi file is stored in a disk in ext2 file system?

avi file like any other multimedia file contains audio video streams along with metadata describing synchronizing information. I am confused whether the avi file is stored in a partition as a ...
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Distorted video playback: can't see the movie

Some videos on my laptop appear like this when played I tried to download the same video in the image from youtube agent. It worked fine when I watched it online, but after downloading it, I still ...
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Ubuntu video player, central european subtitles

I am living in Romania, a central european country and I am trying to see a movie with an integrated subtitle . The problem is that the default video player does not display characters like 'ș', 'ț' ...
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How to fix ISO burned from a movie DVD?

So...I recently burned a number of DVDs to ISO files in my computer. While about half seem to work, the other half don't actually play properly. I have tried this on a few media players. Totem/VLC: ...
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video playback running very slow (mp4, youtube, etc) on Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb using Ubuntu 13

I used to have a Windows 7 starter edition OS installed on a Asus EEPC 1201t 2gb and mp4 HD videos from my camcorder used to play fine. So I switched to Ubuntu 13, the whole system is pretty faster ...
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Youtube occasionally giving black screen

I know that there were many questions about youtube giving blackscreen, but I went through a lot of them on none was my problem. I am using Chrome 32bit, basically, youtube sometimes stops working for ...
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How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xscreensaver in place of gnome.screensaver. My problem is that I cannot get the screensaver to stop popping up when I'm watching a movie on Movie Player. I have ...
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Watching video on youtube laptop freeze with weird sound

Sometimes it just happens, and I dont know why, during the screen freezed my keyboard and mouse unable to work well, so I had to force shutdown to restart. I use google chrome as my main browser ...
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Very loud CD/DVD drive. Ubuntu 13.10

Firstly I have to aoplogize for any mistakes, I am not native English speaker. But I will try my best to tell what is happening. When using Windows XP my CD/DVD drive was working normally as long as ...
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How do I convert a high quality video into a low quality one?

The computer is relatively old and underpowered, so video playback of high quality videos is jerky with any player. How do I convert a high quality video to low quality video? EDIT: I tried avconv ...
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Arista Transcoder not keeping the subtitles after convertion from MKV to MP4

I'm trying to convert a TV show episode from MKV to MP4 to run on my PSP and the MKV file has subtitles embedded, but when I use Arista Transcoder to convert, the result is a video without the ...
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How can I fix this tearing in fullscreen video with Radeon card?

Ever since I 'm on ubuntu 10.10 now 12.04 I'm having the some trouble with any video that I play in fullscreen, the image gets a horizontal cut, like this: In ubuntu 10.10 I had a nVidea GTS 250 ...
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Video Driver: works under 12.04 LTS, does not under 13.10

Recently I've installed a 12.04 LTS for one of my relatives. All seemed to work fine, except for Flash Player plugin within Firefox. Since that was "mission-critical", I've reinstalled the machine to ...
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How can I cut videos with otrverwaltung when avidemux crashes?

I use otrverwaltung (Version 0.9.1) to decode and cut videos from "Online TV Recorder". otrverwaltung starts avidemux (Version: 1:2.5.4-0ubuntu13), but this instantly crashes. (Here is what gets ...
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Video Crossbars on Bootup after UBUNTU 13.10 install

I have installed UBUNTU 13.10, kicking W-XP to the Curb, on an: ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 MB Onboard video Athlon 64/X2-4600 4GB DDR2-800 Power supply: 520W After a successful install, on boot up, the ...
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VLC downmix surround to stereo?

When i'm playing a 5.1 movie, i only hear left and right channel. When there's sound from a rear channel, i hear absolutely nothing. How do i set VLC to convert 5.1 to stereo, so that no sounds are ...
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Filter's inputs in avconv

I'm going to crop some desktop regions and overlay them on the scene. avconv -f x11grab -s:v 100x100 -r 30 -i :0.0+10:10 -f x11grab -s:v 100x100 -r 30 -i :0.0+200:200 -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -c:a ...
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VLC Media Player and Youtube Playback jerky

I installed VLC Media Player 2.0.8 on my Ubuntu and I tried to play videos on youtube and VLC Media player they were jerky. The video stops and sound repeats again and again like a scratched VCD is ...
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distorted video [duplicate]

When viewing youtube videos, video is distorted like this: Flash player is up to date, javascript is enabled, and same issue for firefox and chromium browsers. What to do?
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how to change the preset of the WinFF

I want to covert the files to AVI using WinFF. In WinFF, the preset only has four options: MS compatible AVI, XviD Full Screen, Xvid wideScreen, xvid Widescreen anamoriphic. However, I want the ...
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What is the best video communicator for Ubuntu? [closed]

Which video calls client do you think is the best, and has compatibility for Ubuntu and Windows 8?
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illegal short term buffer state detected

when I use VideoCapture of opencv, it returns this message: [h264 @ 0x11055a0] illegal short term buffer state detected. But the code seems to work fine and have the correct result. Could anyone tell ...
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lubuntu 13.10 flash video doesn't display (youtube)

I have an old pc 256mb ram and 1.6GHz processor which had win xp. It could play youtube videos with chrome (ok it stucked a bit) and i installed lubuntu 13.10. I installed the flashplayer plugin but ...
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When watching video full screen online, screen goes grey

When I have watched a video online (usualy with YouTube video's), be it with Firefox or Chrome and press the button to exit full-screen mode, my laptop screen turns grey and there seems to be nothing ...
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Dell Inspiron 17r 5737 Ubuntu 13.10 Terrible Video

As discussed at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2204287 the video is terrible on ubuntu 13.10. It is horrible also on 12.04.4, but works well on 12.04.2. After loading 12.04.2, the video ...
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ubuntu 13.10 video doesn't load when I login after I changed the driver [duplicate]

I just changed the video driver and when I tried to login again, the desktop doesn't load anymore. Is there a way (a command) I can return to the other option (the recommeded one) with the text mode? ...
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FFmpeg on Linux Video Size in Preset

Hi everyone I am trying to create a preset to encode my videos with ffmpeg through this file: #video options s=716x402 vcodec=libx264 minrate=900k maxrate=1100k bufsize=1500k vprofile=high level=4 ...
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Splitting a video into multiple parts

I have several large videos that I want to split into parts. The only way to do that I know is to split one part at a time with OpenShot. I have to split, wait a long time, delete the part, split the ...
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Having internal error on 12.04 with intel video

I get the xserve-xorg-video-intel problem where it says I need to install it but I'm unable to find this anywhere. I do the sudu apt-get install -f but still there is nothing that changes. I have ...
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browser video not working, weird shape and colour [duplicate]

i have posted pics to show you what my browser videos is doing. it is only happening on videos streamed in browsers. it wasn't always like this. vlc player works fine with saved files. i have tried ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 I removed an add-in video board and now I can't see anything with on-board video card

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I originally installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a PC with an HDMI add-in video card. I pulled that card and connected directly to the on-board VGA. When I boot, I see a gray ...
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How can I use VSO downloader

I downloaded VSO downloader and tried to install it, but I don't know how to do that. I also tried to use Wine to run it, without succes. I don't know if it is possible at all to install it. Is ...
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Video colors wrong 12.04 LTS using VLC or Movie Player

Does anyone have a fix for misrepresented video colors? Have searched askubuntu.com, have not found a solution that works. 12.04 LTS displays video colors incorrectly using VLC or Movie Player. ...
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What video driver should I download?

I'm trying to install the ATI drivers for Ubuntu. When I run sudo lshw -c video it shows: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310] ...
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Group video calling with 32 or 64 bit 12.04. Skype 4.2.0.13 Cannot send my video to group

I upgraded my skype account to premium to test group calling as I am unable to display my video on group calls using linux. Total failure so far. I can connect across my own network but cannot ...